NEW OHIO KNIFE / SKELETON HANDS SINGLES AVAILABLE FRIDAY, AUG. 8 AT MIDPOINT INDIE SUMMER ON FOUNTAIN SQUARE. We Have Become Vikings Records To Release Split 7-inch 45 RPM with OHIO KNIFE / Skeleton Hands on White Vinyl!
We Have Become Vikings Records announces new music to Fountain Square August 8th. Pressed on white vinyl, the 7-inch single features Ohio Knife’s “No Clear God” on Side A and “Pride” by Cincinnati two-piece Skeleton Hands on Side B. The result is a striking contrast between heavy, down-and-dirty rock ‘n’ roll and dark, danceable post-punk on an equally striking 45 rpm record, designed by Ohio Knife singer and guitarist Jason Snell. Snell daylights as the head of Over-the-Rhine creative shop, We Have Become Vikings.
Named for a now-defunct company and the band’s own gut-punching sounds, Ohio Knife made their debut in 2012 with the four-song EP “Ohio Knife is OK!,” picked up by Detroit label Fountain Records. Its founding members are veterans of the Cincinnati music scene: Among other projects, Snell formerly fronted Readymaid and the Chocolate Horse, both of which also featured Andrew Higley on keys and drummer Joe Suer. Listen to three new songs – “I Wish I Knew,” “Be The Dark” and “Weird Weather Patterns” – at Ohio-Knife.com
As the moon shown down into the deep, cavernous landscape so did Skeleton Hands; when two pioneers of the outer reaches came together to conquer the dark and the light. Skeleton Hands is comprised of only two, Lazer Bat, master of rhythm, atmosphere, and words; and Astro Wolf, an axe-wielding, melodic beast of prey who gets his powers from the moon. However, together they concoct a sound reminiscent of both the pioneers of electronic music as well as the post-punk movement all with a joyful darkness that rumbles the floor and circles the atmosphere.